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Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Holy Chrism Mass

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Holy Chrism Mass

Vatican Basilica Holy Thursday, 24 March 2016 After hearing Jesus read from the Prophet Isaiah and say: “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” (Lk 4:21), the congregation in the synagogue of Nazareth might well have burst into applause.  They might have then wept for joy, as did the people when Nehemiah and […]

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Saint Peter’s Square XXXI World Youth Day Sunday, 20 March 2016 “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (cf. Lk 19:38), the crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as they welcomed Jesus. We have made that enthusiasm our own: by waving our olive and palm branches we have expressed our praise and […]

Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message on Easter 2013

Dear brothers and sisters in Rome and throughout the world, Happy Easter! What a joy it is for me to announce this message: Christ is risen! I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where the suffering is greatest, in hospitals, in prisons … Most of all, I would […]


MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Prison for Minors “Casal del Marmo”, Rome Holy Thursday, 28 March 2013 This is moving. Jesus, washing the feet of his disciples. Peter didn’t understood it at all, he refused. But Jesus explained it for him. Jesus – God – did this! He himself explains to […]

Pope Francis Homily for Chrism Mass

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I have the joy of celebrating my first Chrism Mass as the Bishop of Rome. I greet all of you with affection, especially you, dear priests, who, like myself, today recall the day of your ordination. The readings of our Mass speak of the “anointed ones”: the suffering Servant […]


CELEBRATION OF PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF OUR LORD HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Saint Peter’s Square Sunday, 24 March 2013 1. Jesus enters Jerusalem. The crowd of disciples accompanies him in festive mood, their garments are stretched out before him, there is talk of the miracles he has accomplished, and loud praises are heard: […]